Checklist: Home care agency vs home care registry


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – A home care registry acts as an employment services for skilled and unskilled caregivers. 

Requesting an employee referral from a registry is very similar to hiring a person on your own. When you use a registry, you are responsible for managing the caregiver, handling payroll tax withholdings, and in some cases, conducting a background screening.

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Here are some differences between an agency and a registry in a graphic from Right At Home Agency.

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Knowing the differences will help you make an informed decision that best meets the needs of your family and the person needing care.

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